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Oct 31, 2014 - 05:15 PM EDT — AAPL: 108.00 (+1.02, +0.95%) | NASDAQ: 4630.742 (+64.604, +1.41%)

Kantar: Apple iOS regained momentum as Windows Phone stuttered in Q114

It’s clear that phablets really are changing the way Chinese consumers use smartphones…

OS X Yosemite adoption is breaking Windows

This is yet another symptom of Microsoft’s broken business model…

CurrentC retailers’ conundrum: MCX contract expressly bars Apple Pay acceptance

One week after its debut, Apple’s new mobile wallet is showing promise…

Apple VP Greg Joswiak apologizes for iOS 8.0.1 fiasco, blames it on distribution

It wasn’t the software itself it was the way it was distributed…

After Fire Phone sales flop, Amazon looks to become official vendor of Apple iPhone 6/Plus, source says

Amazon has found a solution to the full-scale flop of its Fire Phone: ditch it altogether and become an official vendor for the iPhone 6 and Plus…

FCC plan might finally bear real Apple TV fruit

There have been rumors of an actual Apple television ever since Steve Jobs…

Apple hit with class action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro defect

A class action lawsuit was filed in a California federal court against Apple, Inc…

Apple’s Greg Joswiak: We won’t make cheap iPhones or cheap Macs

Our goal is to make the best products with the best experience…

Mother’s iPhone lost in Coundon pub turns up – in China

Clare Kerrigan had given up hope of ever finding the missing phone after she lost it in a pub…

Nike+ Running iPhone app adds HealthKit integration, elevation tracking, more

Nike has updated its Nike+ Running app for iPhone…

Retailers like CVS and Rite Aid that block Apple Pay are taking a big security risk

Apple wants to make it easier for people to use their iPhones to pay…

U.S. FTC suing AT&T over promises of unlimited data

According to a federal complaint filed in San Francisco…

Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs

Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose 1.55% to hit a new all-time closing high…

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and Alibaba (with video)

Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed a wide range of topics including…

Apple granted patents for Secure Enclave for Apple Pay and more

Apple’s secure enclave is used to protect both a user’s fingerprint and information regarding safe transactions for Apple Pay…

Former Android VP: Apple’s iPhone 6 is ‘the most beautiful smartphone ever built’

Hugo Barra was once the public face of Google’s Android division…

Beleaguered GT Advanced says it can’t afford to fight mighty Apple, must settle

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. said it needs to settle disputes with Apple Inc. because…

Apple’s 64-bit A8X-powered iPad Air 2 trounces Google’s Nexus 9 with Nvidia Denver Tegra K1

Apple’s new A8X Application Processor not only trounces Android tablets…

Using AirDrop to transfer files between your Mac and iPhone, iPad

AirDrop now works beautifully between a Mac and an iPhone, or a Mac and an iPad..

Apple Pay tussle with CVS, Rite Aid the first shot in mobile payments war

Boycott CVS and Rite Aid and any other company that willfully turns off NFC in a effort to block the vastly more secure, much more private, and far easier-to-use Apple Pay service…

ZDNet reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPhone 6 Plus: ‘Superb design and solid build quality’

The iPhone 6 Plus is the biggest phone Apple has ever made…

Apple-Alibaba partnership could transform electronic payments

Boycott CVS and Rite Aid and any other company that willfully turns off NFC in a effort to block the vastly more secure, much more private, and far easier-to-use Apple Pay service…

Logitech debuts Keys-To-Go: The most portable keyboard for Apple iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and more

Today Logitech unveiled the new Logitech Keys-To-Go, a slender stand-alone Bluetooth keyboard…

Tim Cook explains why Apple killed the iPod classic

iPod classic retained a loyal customer base thanks to its large storage size…

In one week, Apple Pay already No. 1; used more than all other mobile payment systems combined

“We’re already No. 1,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook…

Apple targets underprivileged students with $100 million for Obama admin’s program to wire up schools

Apple Inc plans to dole out $100 million in grants to U.S. schools…

Alibaba’s Jack Ma says open to working with Apple on Apple Pay

Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. executive chairman Jack Ma said he’s open to working with Apple Inc…

Tim Cook blasts CVS, Rite Aid over Apple Pay blockade: ‘You only are relevant if your customers love you’

Boycott CVS and Rite Aid and any other company that willfully turns off NFC in a effort to block the vastly more secure, much more private, and far easier-to-use Apple Pay service…

Wells Fargo offers up to $20 to iPhone 6/Plus users who try Apple Pay

Banks are putting their weight behind Apple’s Appel Pay solution…

Vantiv and VeriFone launch campaign to ensure merchants are ready for Apple Pay

The future is now…

Screenshots leak of Microsoft’s ‘Outlook for Mac 16′

Depicting ‘Outlook for Mac 16,’ the images show a new version of Outlook…

Apple CEO challenges home state of Alabama on LGBT rights

Apple CEO Tim Cook is challenging his home state of Alabama to do more to ensure the rights…

Alpine Electronics in-dash receiver with Apple CarPlay now shipping

Alpine Electronics, Inc. today announced that it will offer aftermarket products…

Seeking personal data, Walmart, Best Buy, and others won’t let shoppers enjoy Apple Pay privacy

Boycott CVS and Rite Aid and any other company that willfully turns off NFC in a effort to block the vastly more secure, much more private, and far easier-to-use Apple Pay service…

European carriers plan frosty reception for Apple iPads’ new universal SIM

Apple Inc.’s new iPads come preinstalled with a universal SIM…

How Apple Pay reveals Apple’s modus operandi

The introduction of the Apple Pay service gives a real insight into Apple…

Macintosh leapfrogs iPad to become Apple’s second biggest-selling product line

On the 30th anniversary of the first Macintosh, a 21% jump in unit sales…

Steve Balmer stands to gain $1 billion in tax benefits from L.A. Clippers purchase

Steve Ballmer stands to gain as much as $1bn in tax benefits…

Apple in talks regarding NFC-based transit payments and building access for iPhone 6/Plus and Apple Watch

The near-field communications chip in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus…

New Apple TV 2015: set top box vs television sets, release date, price

Apple has finished out both its press events for the fall without…

Boycott CVS and Rite Aid

Boycott CVS and Rite Aid and any other company that willfully turns off NFC in a effort to block the vastly more secure, much more private, and far easier-to-use Apple Pay service…

A look at OS X Yosemite, iOS 8.1, Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and more

It has definitely been a busy few months in the Apple world…

How iPad’s soft SIM lets Apple pit carriers against each other

The SIM card is the most potent instrument of control in the mobile carrier’s hands…

Bad business: CVS and Rite Aid antagonize their most well-heeled customers by blocking Apple Pay

Boycott CVS and Rite Aid…

iPhone 6/Plus preorders outpace Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in South Korea

Analysts estimate total presale figures for the new iPhones have reached…

When Apple iPhones ring, the economy listens

Since Sept. 19, when the iPhone 6 and its larger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, went on sale…

Apple Watch is all about behavior design, which apps will get it right?

I was struck watching Cook present the Apple Watch how he was selling it…

Analyst: Apple iTunes Radio hurting Pandora’s ability to attract new listeners

Pandora’s shares fell 13 percent…

Elon Musk: ‘With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon’

We should be very careful about artificial intelligence…

CVS stores reportedly disabling NFC to shut down Apple Pay

Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support…

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